Talk about "turning a day of national mourning into a giant promotional opportunity"! Aside from turning this coming September 11 into a non-stop self-serving Oprahthon, America's news hacks spent more resources covering the infernal "American Idol" PR stunt than they spent covering Usama and the Taliban before September 11. What a disgrace on both counts.
posted on 09/06/2002 5:41:15 PM PDT
TV, pollution for your soul. Go figure...
Before anyone jumps this young lady..........I'd suggest all carefully read this and understand her motivation. She's dead-on right NOT to let herself be used as the climax of some boneheaded PR stunt, capitalizing on 9/11.
I say.......GOOD for her.
Never heard her,can she sing?
If yes,I really don't care if she sings.
Better than pulling some lousy singer off the street to sing our National Anthem.
posted on 09/06/2002 5:53:07 PM PDT
This article says nothing. It's a typical PR release, hinting at a controversy, then wiggling out of it,just to get press inches and air time.
Kelly Clarkson is a good singer, who with time and training could go huge....we shall see. She needs an agent who will hold her back until she's a better, more polished performer, or she'll wreck her voice before she gets started. She is a natural talent.
One senior Fox executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a performance that day could be seen as exploitative.
I imagine that FOX will observe 9/11 with an all day Drew Carry and Married With Children Marathon. So as not to exploit the day.
I think her heart is in the right place on this one no matter what she does.
posted on 09/06/2002 6:39:18 PM PDT
Kelly Rules she is a sweet girl. I don't see how it is promoting the show for her to sing though considering that the show ended on Wednesday.
posted on 09/06/2002 6:55:56 PM PDT
How refreshing! A star is born of the media, and instead of jumping into something just for the exposure, she elects to keep them at bay because she doesn't trust them, not even with something as serious as 9/11.
Given that the contract that she had to sign reads like an indentured servant's agreement, I'm not sure she can say no...
posted on 09/06/2002 7:24:50 PM PDT
Hey, people...don't beat up on Kelly!! She did not set this up!!
I think she is showing some class by refusing to do the national anthem.
Unfortunately, her managers are based in London and they don't know what this day means to Americans...they just see it as an opportunity to get Kelly some more national television exposure six days before her new single is released.
The most effective way to remember what happened last September 11 is to show the TV coverage from that day one year ago. All too soon, the entire thing will be lost in revisionism and hype. Show what actually happened - every year until the war on terrorism is complete.
posted on 09/08/2002 12:09:45 PM PDT
I never paid one minute of attention to the stupid "Making The Band" OR "American Idol"...Promotors of each set what it was that they were looking for and then held a contest to find the person that fit it so they could railroad them right past all the rest, who work hard to make it, straight to prefabricated stardom.
It was all a joke run by people without a clue. Why not recycle Darva Conger or one of the Survivor cast members and make a singing star out of them? If they can't carry a tune in a bucket, voice synthesize them to passability...They do it for Britney Spears.
The only thing I know of Kelly Clarkson is what I saw in the morning show interviews the day after she won. What I saw was a girl who might well be a talented singer, but in her personal life she appears to be way out of her league. She looked to be lacking in personal self confidence in those interviews...A small town girl signing contracts with worldly wolves and not at all ready for it. It'll be interesting if she lasts very long while she tries to stand on her principles when those contracts say she'll do otherwise.
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